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SubjectRe: [VM] 2.4.14/15-pre4 too "swap-happy"?
On Wed, 14 Nov 2001, Sebastian Dröge wrote:

> After two or three days the used swap-space is around 3 MB. I just
> played MP3s and no X and no other "big" applications were running.
> This isn't really a problem but it doesn't look good. Just because of
> cache swap gets full :(

"This isn't really a problem" is a good analysis of the
situation, since 2.4.14/15 often have data duplicated
in both swap and RAM, so being 3MB into swap doesn't mean
3MB of your programs isn't in RAM.

If you take a look at /proc/meminfo, you'll find a field
called "SwapCached:", which tells you exactly how much
of your memory is duplicated in both swap and RAM.

regards,

Rik
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